Centura Transplant

Centura Health Physician Group

Centura Transplant
2535 S Downing St
Ste 380
Denver, Colorado 80210-5850

Centura Transplant

Centura Health Physician Group

Centura Transplant at Porter Hospital

Experienced, compassionate and focused on you.

Located in Denver, Colorado, Centura Transplant has top surgeons, nephrologists and hepatologists with decades of experience and a focus on giving you compassionate, whole person care. Our surgeons have a combined 46 years of transplant experience at three major U.S. transplant centers, performing more than 500 liver transplants, over 1,000 kidney transplants, more than 300 living donor nephrectomies and over 1,000 dialysis access procedures. See transplant surgeons.

As your partner in care, we listen closely to your concerns and meet your specific needs by creating a unique environment where our integrated team takes the time to get to know you. They work with you and your family to provide financial, nutritional and emotional guidance and support, as well as any counseling and ongoing post-transplant care needed.

  • Care Designed Specifically for You

    Centura Transplant provides for you:

    • Personalized, whole person care that focuses on you
    • State-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment options
    • Patient and caregiver support and resources
    • Ease of access
    • Experienced, compassionate multidisciplinary team
    • Ongoing communication with your referring provider
    • A connected network of care
  • Transplant FAQs. The answers to questions important to you and yours.

    What procedures do you have in place to ensure the safety of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic?
    All patients, visitors and hospital staff are required to check in at the hospital entrance each day where they have their temperature taken and are screened for any symptoms connected to COVID-19. Patients or staff members who have symptoms are routed to appropriate care to prevent exposure in the clinic. In our clinic rooms, providers and patients are both required to wear masks and are distanced at least six feet apart during counseling. When a closer exam is required, members of our team are required to wear both masks and eye shields.

    What other procedures do you have in place to protect liver and kidney transplant patients?
    We offer telemedicine appointments to patients who are not comfortable coming into our clinic. In addition, special precautions are taken for patients on immunosuppression while admitted to the hospital to minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19.

    How long is the typical recovery time following liver transplants?
    Liver transplant recovery generally involves one week in the hospital and two weeks of getting stronger at home. Lifting is restricted for a total of six weeks following surgery. Most patients no longer need pain medicine within two or three weeks after surgery. Patients are discharged from the hospital when they can walk, eat meals and perform all the basic functions of daily living.

    How long is the typical recovery time following kidney transplants?
    Kidney transplant patients generally spend four to five days in the hospital. Patients are discharged from the hospital when they can walk, eat meals and perform all the basic functions of daily living. The following one to two weeks, patients strengthen while at home and gradually increase activity. By three weeks after surgery, most patients feel fairly back to normal from an activity standpoint. All patients are asked to avoid lifting objects for six weeks after surgery.

    What are my limitations?
    Transplant patients may have some dietary limitations after surgery depending on medications and other medical conditions. In addition, lifting is restricted for a total of six weeks following surgery. This reduces the risk of wound complications like hernia and the potential need for further surgery to repair a hernia.

    May I return to work or engage in physical activity?
    Most transplant patients return to the same or better levels of physical activity within months after surgery. Walking is encouraged the day after surgery. Physical activity is slowly increased beginning six weeks after surgery. Returning to work generally occurs after pain medications are no longer needed and physical restrictions are lifted. Typically, people are able to return to work within four to six weeks after transplant surgery.

    What are other important factors transplant recipients need to know about procedures and treatments?
    While all surgery comes with inherent risks, most patients do very well after transplant surgery. The biggest change in lifestyle after a kidney or liver transplant is ensuring you are following the prescribed medication schedule and having labs drawn on a regular basis. The adjustment to immunosuppression also involves being more aware of the risk of infection and taking steps to avoid infection, reporting any symptoms on a consistent basis and communicating with transplant providers regarding all medical issues.

  • Request Information & Referrals

    We are accepting new patients at our Denver, Colorado location. Schedule your appointment today.

    Patient Referral

    If you are a patient needing more information or a self-referral to Centura Transplant, please fill out our Centura Transplant Patient Self-Referral.

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    Physician Referral

    If you are a provider needing to refer a patient to Centura Transplant, please fill out our Centura Transplant Physician Referral Form.

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    Living Kidney Donor 

    Interested in becoming a Living Kidney Donor? Begin the process by completing our Living Donor Screening form.

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Meet Your Transplant Team

We are here to focus on you. It’s about helping guide you through your options and resources to provide the best experience and care.

Thomas Collins, MD

Thomas Collins, MD

Organ Transplant, General Surgery

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2535 S Downing St, Ste 380
Denver, CO 80210
James Lim, MD

James Lim, MD

Organ Transplant, General Surgery

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2535 S Downing St, Ste 380
Denver, CO 80210
Giri Vedula, MD

Giridhar Vedula, MD

Organ Transplant, General Surgery

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2535 S Downing St, Ste 380
Denver, CO 80210
Alexander Wiseman, MD

Alexander Wiseman, MD

Nephrology, Internal Medicine

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2535 S Downing St, Ste 380
Denver, CO 80210
Karl Womer, MD

Karl Womer, MD

Nephrology, Internal Medicine

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2535 S Downing St, Ste 380
Denver, CO 80210